Jolie Holland makes a mixtape for Q2

Last week, songstress Jolie Holland shared a mixtape via Q2. The theme of the mix – “The Sound of the Road” – encompasses a wide range of music; some of the selections may surprise those familiar with Holland’s work. The lead off track is by Morton Feldman; there are also selections by Harry Partch, Gorecki,Continue reading “Jolie Holland makes a mixtape for Q2”

All-Carey Program: 9/28 in Princeton

Emerged: A Recital of Compositions by Christian Carey Saturday, September 28th at 2 PM Prince of Peace Church, Princeton Junction, NJ Performed by: Righteous Girls (Gina Izzo, flute; Erika Dohi, piano) loadbang (Jeffrey Gavett, baritone, Carlos Cordeiro, bass clarinet, Andy Kozar, trumpet, Will Lang, trombone) Peter Jarvis, drum set Sara Noble, soprano Megan Ihnen, mezzoContinue reading “All-Carey Program: 9/28 in Princeton”

June 11: Two Performances in One Day

On Tuesday June 11, a most welcome situation: I get to hear my music twice in one day! Joseph Arndt plays my Spiritual Variations for organ at Grace Church in Newark at 12:30. C4 Ensemble sings “My Kiss is a Journey…” at St. Peter’s Church in NYC at 8 PM. If you are free forContinue reading “June 11: Two Performances in One Day”

Thank You’s from Montclair

Thanks to Sara Noble and Adam Marks for last night’s fine first performance of “From Blue Symphony” and for their hard work on the student compositions on the Pictures 2013 concert. As always, it was a pleasure to work with the staff at Montclair Art Museum and to catch up with our friends Darren Gage and Kimberly Nicole Burja. Hope weContinue reading “Thank You’s from Montclair”

Program Note – From Blue Symphony

“From Blue Symphony” receives its premiere tonight at Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. “From Blue Symphony” is a text taken from a longer poem by John Gould Fletcher. Published in 1913, it is from one of several collections of his work that have been associated with the Imagist poets. I found Fletcher’s evocative useContinue reading “Program Note – From Blue Symphony”